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FFS 370 - Stylistics and Translation

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Translation is used as a vehicle for creative experimentation and intellectual inquiry while enhancing students’ French communicative skills. Students become more sophisticated speakers and writers by practicing how to render specific grammatical structures and lexical items from French to English and vice versa. At the same time, they learn to think critically about the broader cultural issues raised by translation as a form of creative rewriting. Class discussion centers on cultural as well as more language-focused issues raised by translations of various French-language literary passages, proverbs, cinematic subtitles or advertisements from different time periods and regions of the francophone world. Exploring various theories, strategies and concepts, students learn to reflect on their translation choices with enhanced sensitivity to language, culture, genre, and context. Kathleen Hart.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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